Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Thursday, March 9, 2023
Anti-overhaul protesters block Tel Aviv’s Ayalon highway; police working to clear area
Protesters against the judicial overhaul block the Ayalon highway in both directions in Tel Aviv, including a handful in cars and many waving Israeli flags.
Police say in a statement that they are preparing to clear the area.
Protestors against the governments judicial overhaul program blocking the Ayalon in Tel Aviv… pic.twitter.com/UcHafIM665
— Jeremy Sharon (@jeremysharon) March 9, 2023
Mounted police move into the area in an attempt to move the protesters. Officers begin to carry some demonstrators out of the area.
Despite police warnings, crowds continue to stream into the area.
Observing them from HaShalom bridge, dozens of protesters cheer those blocking the highway on and shout “good job!”